Les 24 Heures Des Choo Choo by Stan Mott
Les 24 Heures Des Choo Choo

American cartoonist Stan Mott had his first cartoons published in Road & Track magazine in 1957. These featured the 'Cyclops II', the world's cheapest ($14.32) and stupidest (fetal seating positions) car. The cars were made out of old CinZano signs, but caught on, in print, and Road & Track published 22 more Cyclops articles, which he wrote and illustrated, over the next 30 years.

Les 24 Heures Des Choo Choo by Stan Mott

Mott's cartoons were published in a variety of magazines in America and Europe, including National Lampoon, Automobile Quarterly, Car, Automobile, Car & Driver, L'Automobile, Stern, and others. Stan Mott has designed a great many crazy vehicles throughout his career, varying from racing tanks and racing steam locomotives to desert aircraft carriers.

Super Tanker Chopper by Stan Mott
Super Tanker Chopper

Mott has lived an adventurous life. He drove a gokart around the world from February 1961 to July 1964, through 28 countries, starting and ending in New York City. He also lived on board a 53ft Turkish caique gaff ketch for 17 years, creating cartoons in his on board studio, when not cruising the Mediterranean, crossing the Atlantic and cruising the Caribbean. He now lives and works in Germany.

Gokart trip, Hannover, Germany, 1962.
Gokart trip, Hannover, Germany, 1962

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